No-Bake Process

Flowserve Dayton Foundry's No-Bake Process can satisfy the most demanding requirements for high-quality, high-performance castings.

Utilizing wood, plastic, styrofoam® and metal patterns, no-bake is particularly appropriate for prototype work as alterations can be made cost effectively. It is also appropriate for one-offs, as well as high production runs.

No-Bake Capabilities


No Bake ProcessFlowserve pours stainless steel, nickel-based and cobalt-based alloys in accordance with several specifications, including ASTM and AMS. Custom alloys can also be produced.

Standards and Specifications

  • Stainless Steel Grades: ASTM A217; A351; A743; A744; A747; A890; A995
  • Nickel Base: ASTM A494
  • Cobalt Base: AMS 5387
  • Heat Resistant Grades: ASTM A297


  • 400 lb (181 kg), 1000 lb (454 kg), 4000 lb (1814 kg), 8000 lb (3629 kg) coreless induction furnaces

Maximum Weights

  • 6000 lb (2722 kg) gross casting weight

Minimum Casting Wall Thickness

  • 1/4 in (6 mm) depending on part of configuration


  • ±0.015 in/in (0.015 mm/mm)

Surface Finish

  • 150-250 RMS (as cast)

Quality, Inspection, Testing

A full range of laboratory, mechanical and non-destructive testing services is available as required.

Routine procedures include:

  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Leco carbon and gas (H, N, O) analysis
  • Mechanical testing (tensile and impact)

Miscellaneous Capabilities

  • Welding qualified to ASME Section IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and ASTM A488
  • Blasting with steel or stainless steel shot; aluminum oxide
  • Heat treating and quenching
  • Pattern, mold and core making
  • Rapid prototype process

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